Huddersfield Town boss Mark Lillis checks on injury list ahead of clash with Charlton Athletic

Charlton have injury problems of their own for John Smith's Stadium visit

Lee Peltier.

Mark Lillis will check on his injured squad members when Huddersfield Town start planning for Saturday’s home Championship clash with fourth-placed Charlton Athletic.

Captain Lee Peltier is under treatment for a groin injury and frontman Joe Lolley for a hip problem – both were unable to be included at Cardiff or Reading.

Town’s interim boss is hoping striker James Vaughan (calf) and defender Anthony Gerrard (calf) will be able to step up their training, while he is waiting for updates on midfielder Oscar Gobern (toe), striker Martin Paterson (knee) and frontman Danny Ward (back).

Vaughan and Peltier were expected to join the senior squad for an hour of training today (Thursday).

Lillis handed a first Town start to Harry Bunn at Reading and was rewarded with what proved the winning goal in a 2-1 success. Midfield signing Jacob Butterfield got his first goal for the club while Simon Cox pulled one back for the home side late on.

Sean Scannell also got the nod ahead of loan signing Radi Majewski at the Madejski Stadium as Lillis employed a 4-1-4-1 formation to great effect.

Charlton are fourth following their 3-2 home victory against Derby County, but they also have injury concerns.

Manager Bob Peeters played goalkeeper Nick Pole in goal after Steve Henderson – their summer signing from West Ham – was forced off with a hamstring injury after 65 minutes of the previous match against Wigan Athletic.

Pope made a bad mistake for the second Derby goal, letting the ball slip between his legs, but Peeters does not expect Henderson to be fit enough to return at the John Smith’s Stadium on Saturday.

First-choice right-back Chris Solly is expected back, however, against Town.

He is unable to play three matches in a week because he needs to manage a knee problem, so his place against Derby went to 17-year-old Joe Gomez, the highly-rated England age-group player who was part of the England squad which won the European Championships in May.

The other doubt for Charlton this weekend is striker George Tucudean, the 23-year-old Belgian who scored in the win against Derby before being injured in a challenge by Craig Bryson.

Tucudean battled through to half time but had to be taken off, and he’s said to be a big doubt for the John Smith’s clash.

 
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